We live in a difficult world when actors of color have a challenging time landing lead roles due to Hollywood being overwhelmingly Caucasian dominant. The common reason that whitewashing or casting white actors in roles originally intended for people of color continues to be one thing is that studios and producers argue that Asian actors are not “marketable.” But if we’re talking about actors like Ludi Lin, who was recently cast in “Mortal Kombat,” “Rogue One” Riz Ahmed, or the cast of “Crazy Rich Asians” (the cast is all Asian), there is no end to Talented Asian men. Insight. Not only are they eye candy, but these guys are also overcoming some major stereotypes about Asian guys.
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Chase Tang has continued to expand his glare as 2019 progresses and has no plans to stop by 2020 and heading into 2021. The former Nova Scotia AAA hockey player quit his co-operative job in Toronto to continue and work a few years ago. Then he played his first role as the Baryon Supervillain in the Ontario-shot Netflix superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy. Tang’s involvement in the game has already helped him get to the door of Hollywood with a new agent in Los Angeles, where he will be heading for the 2020 pilot season. The enthusiastic and inspiring actor signed with Luber Roklin Entertainment in October, with a plan to bring him in front of major Hollywood producers and casting directors.
Donnie Yen is a master of Chinese martial arts. Many an action flick would have turned out to be just a cheap encounter between untalented pseudo-fighters without him. He was born in 1963 in Guangzhou, a Chinese city near Hong Kong. Two years later, his parents moved to Hong Kong. When he was eleven, they emigrated with him to Boston, Massachusetts. His mother, Bow-Sim Mark, a kung fu master, pioneered Chinese martial arts in the United States. He trained his only son in these skills from early childhood. But his father also had a considerable influence on him. The newspaper editor and hobby musician introduced him to music. Even as a child, Donnie had a special interest in playing the piano and delivered outstanding achievements.
Already a superstar in his native summed Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan after several failed attempts. Finally, in the 90s, he got his feet landed in Hollywood, with his comedies like “Rush Hour” and “Shanghai Noon “international theatrical hits that the Martial arts ace paved the way for a great career in the dream factory. But after Chan was regularly in front of the camera for Hollywood productions for several years, he gradually moved back to his homeland. US films like the “Kung Fu Panda” sequels or “The Foreigner” with James Bond Pierce Brosnan are now again the exception.
Plays Shang-Chi in Marvel’s first Asian Superhero movie. He also stars as Jung in CBC comedy, Kim’s Convenience. Simu Liu is a Canadian actor, writer, and stuntman. He is known for his performance as Jung Kim in the award-winning CBC Television sitcom Kim’s Convenience. He received nominations at the ACTRA Awards and Canadian Screen Awards for his work in Blood and Water.
Harry Shum Jr.
Harry was in the cast of the popular television series “Glee,” where he showed Hollywood that Asians could also sing and dance, and boy did it. He surprised his fans in the series. We hope to see more of this sexy Asian in the future. ‘Shadowhunters,’ where he passionately kissed his partner actor Matthew Daddario, showing that acting is a willing challenge for him.
Dev Patel is the third Indian actor to have been nominated for an Oscar. He is a British actor, the son of Indian immigrants of Gujarati descent. He appeared in the Oscar-winning Best Picture Slumdog Millionaire as the title role. He is finally known for his portrayal of Prince Zuko in The Last Airbender.
Sendhil Ramamurthy is giving us a damn good reason to rewatch “Heroes.” He is an American Actor. He is especially known for his role as Indian geneticist Mohinder Suresh on the Heroes series.
He started as the perverted Asian in the popular and successful movie America Pie and America Pie 2, his career as a peeler, and now we can see him in the popular FlashForward series as Agent Demetri Noh.
Daniel Dae Kim
He is known for playing Jin-Soo Kwon on the television series Lost and Johnny Gat on Saints Row’s video game series. He currently plays Chin Ho Kelly on the television series Hawaii Five-0. His film appearances include a small role in Spiderman 2 and Crash, the Oscar winner for best picture in 2004. He starred as Kim in the movie The Cave.
The work that brought him fame in Hollywood was Glenn Rhee on the popular television series “The Walking Dead.” He also made his debut in the movie I Origins, where he starred in the role of “Kenny,” he participated in I Am as Steven, in Drunk History as Daniel Inouye’s and in What’s Eating Steven Yeun? A 3-part series for the famous Funny or Die video channel alongside 2NE1 member Sandara Park.
This actor and model is the new revelation for the Hollywood project “Crazy Rich Asians,” which will play the main role of “Nick Young,” a professor at New York University. This project is the most anticipated by fans of the popular book “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Actor Chris Pang, known for his roles in Netflix’s “Marco Polo” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny,” is set to play Colin Khoo, Nick’s best friend, and Araminta’s fiancé in the tan long-awaited “Crazy Rich Asians” series.
The magnificent and gentleman Daniel Henney is the sign of every woman. He is the most recognized Asian face in Hollywood, and not precisely because of his work as an actor. His image is in all the magazines, and the big Hollywood fashion brands look for him. Its promotional posters have been placed on billboards, buses, and subway stations in major cities in the United States. Hanney has a broad resume in films and series such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Shanghai Calling, The Last Stand, and Big Hero 6. He is currently working on the popular series “Criminal Minds.”
His career as a South Korean idol has led him to be known globally; however, Choi Siwon has shown to have the acting ability, facing all kinds of performances, from a silly and funny journalist to a fierce warrior. Despite having an extensive career in his country with dramas and films, Siwon opened up to Hollywood’s world with the movie “Dragon Blade,” starring Jackie Chan, Adrien Brody, and John Cusack.
Wu is far from a new star. He has been in the entertainment business for decades and rose to stardom in Hong Kong before setting foot in Hollywood. Daniel Wu has been making headlines for his hit AMC martial arts drama “Into the Badlands.” Daniel is the Hong Kong superstar who has broken Asian male stereotypes in Hollywood.
An idol who went through the biggest scandal in his career, is today one of the most outstanding Chinese entertainment promises. He surprised the world by having a role in the popular action movie “Triple X” opposite Vin Diesel. He received significant criticism and praise from his peers, and we are sure it is the beginning of a great career for this idol.
Also known as Riz Ahmed, he is a British musician and actor. He is known for his performances on The Road to Guantanamo, Shifty, Britz, Four Lions, and for his characters as Rick on Nightcrawler and Nasir Khan on The Night Of. Ahmed is British of Pakistani descent. Ahmed’s parents come from Karachi in Sindh, Pakistan.
A new name for the genre of heroes in Hollywood. Ludi became known as the new Black Power Ranger and will now begin filming his new movie “Aquaman.” Actor Ludi Lin has been considered to play the role of Murk alongside Jason Momoa.
Lee Jun Ki
It was not a surprise to see him stand out in Hollywood, as his work as an actor has proven to have the power for any character. Lee Jun Ki worked alongside Milla Jovovich in the “Resident Evil The Final Chapter” saga. Director Paul WS Anderson was amazed to see Jun Ki’s martial arts skill while looking at one of his works in South Korea, immediately contacted him, and the rest is history.
Kang is the unforgettable Han from the hit franchise The Fast & Furious. Kang says that before playing Han in The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, he was unaware of the drifting subculture in Japan. It wasn’t until he started researching for the role that he learned that the popularity of drifting is currently spreading around the world. He acted alongside Bi Rain in “Ninja Assassin.”
He is considered one of the royalties of Kpop, but in Hollywood, his work is known as a great actor. Among his most prominent films are Ninja Assassin, Meteor-Speed Racer, and The Prince alongside Bruce Willis. The rain made history at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, becoming the first Korean to win AS “Best Actor in Action” for Ninja Assassin.
Lee Byung Hun
Even though Lee Byung Hun is one of Korea’s most expensive Hollywood actors, his acting career is just beginning and with great success. He made his Hollywood debut acting as Storm Shadow in GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, and in its sequel GI Joe: The Retaliation, he was the main villain. In 2014 he had the antagonist in Terminator: Genesis. Lee was the first Korean actor to appear at the Oscars alongside Alicia Machado.
Gong Yoo is not a new face and not an unpopular name for fans of the Asian world. Gong is one of Asia’s top stars, and in his most successful film, “Train to Busan,” he made his name and work known worldwide. The BBC conducted an interview where we could learn more about him. He has not had any projects in Hollywood. However, his name begins to make noise for the Hollywood world. As you can see, Hollywood lacks sight as it has so much Asian talent in its lands. However, it is a constant and hard fight that each actor has made to show that they can be more than a karate fighter or food delivery man. Hollywood, wake up !!!!